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Chemists find new way to break down old tires into material for new ones

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A team of chemists at McMaster has discovered an innovative way to break down and dissolve the rubber…
Solving the Challenges of Long Duration Space Flight with 3D Printing

December 18, 2019

The International Space Station has continuously been home to astronauts for more than nineteen years. Astronauts conduct scientific research using…
Battery collaboration meeting discusses new pathways to recycle lithium-ion batteries

December 10, 2019

Argonne joins with industry to address the battery recycling challenge. Recycling a lithium-ion battery is not as simple…
Get over it? When it comes to recycled water, consumers won’t

November 19, 2019

If people are educated on recycled water, they may come to agree it’s perfectly safe and tastes as…
Magnets sustainably separate mixtures of rare earth metals

October 30, 2019

Seventy-five of the periodic table’s 118 elements are carried in the pockets and purses of more than 100 million U.S.…
Recycling in Space Challenge

October 28, 2019

On Earth, recycling technologies can utilize gravity to move waste when converting it to new materials or constituent…
Upcycling polyethylene plastic waste into lubricant oils

October 25, 2019

Plastics pervade almost every aspect of modern life, but once they have served their purpose, it’s tough to…
Rethinking the science of plastic recycling

October 24, 2019

New catalytic method could mitigate global plastic pollution. We depend on plastics in our daily life — not…
Travelling light- first environmentally friendly graphene smart- case unveiled

October 10, 2019

A prototype for a graphene– based smart suitcase made of 100% of recycled plastic has been developed in collaboration…
Recycling salty water could help control detrimental microbes in Alberta drill sites

October 1, 2019

Recycling salty water produced from hydraulic fracturing may be effective for managing microbes at well sites in Alberta,…
Old Drugs in Your Medicine Cabinet? Here’s What to Do with Them

September 11, 2019

They’re haunting the back of your medicine cabinet like the Ghosts of Illnesses Past. Pain pills your doctor…
From trash to treasure: Electronic waste is mined for rare earth elements

August 16, 2019

Rare earth elements are the “secret sauce” of numerous advanced materials for energy, transportation, defense and communications applications.…
Researchers convert used car batteries into units that could power farms in the developing world

August 12, 2019

As part of a Circular Economy for electric vehicle battery systems, as the number of such vehicles increases…
Researchers Invent a New Plastic which could be Recycled Endlessly without any Loss in Quality

July 8, 2019

As most environmentally conscious people know, due to various additives present in most plastics only a fraction (about…
A new way to unprint paper using intense pulsed light from a xenon lamp. Image credit: Rajiv Malhotra/Rutgers University-New Brunswick
New Unprinting Method Can Help Recycle Paper and Curb Environmental Costs

June 28, 2019

Imagine if your printer had an “unprint” button that used pulses of light to remove toner, curbing environmental…
Full circle to protect the planet: Argonne works with industry to examine circular carbon economy

June 14, 2019

Argonne looks to change mindsets — from ​“make it, break it, throw it away” to ​“reuse and recycle.”…
Ford uses plastic bottles to make wheel liners and underbody shields (Video)

June 12, 2019

Recycling is important and you’re probably already doing it. But have you ever stopped and thought for a…
Experimental activity of cutting tubers with a small recycled flake and a close-up of its prehension (inset). Image credit: Flavia Venditti/AFTAU.
Early Humans Deliberately Recycled Flint To Create Tiny, Sharp Tools

May 30, 2019

A new Tel Aviv University study finds that prehistoric humans “recycled” discarded or broken flint tools 400,000 years ago to…
Fantastic Plastic: Algotek Aims for Environmental Solution

April 30, 2019

All those plastic straws, forks, spoons, bags, and water bottles add up to one big environmental problem. By…
Sustainability at Scale

April 24, 2019

Argonne’s commitment to green technologies, conservation and recycling make every day an Earth Day Argonne National Laboratory’s sustainability…
Researchers Improve Method to Recycle and Renew Used Cathodes from Lithium-Ion Batteries

April 23, 2019

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have improved their recycling process that regenerates degraded cathodes from…
New ‘blue-green’ solution for recycling world’s batteries

April 3, 2019

Rice University researchers literally have a solution to deal with the glut of used lithium-ion batteries left behind…
Scientists found a way to use waste glass to make toothpaste and fertilizer

February 26, 2019

Glass takes hundreds of years to disintegrate. In fact, we can pretty much guarantee that the bottle you…
Polymers pave way for wider use of recycled tires in asphalt

February 21, 2019

Each year, about 27 million tires end up in landfills, dumps and stockpiles, where they pose health and…
DOE launches its first lithium-ion battery recycling R&D center: ReCell

February 18, 2019

The use of lithium-ion batteries has surged in recent years, starting with electronics and expanding into many applications,…
3 Factors Influencing Electronic Recycling

January 26, 2019

Electrical and electronic waste shall comprise electrical and electrical equipment which is discarded as waste intentionally. Informal recycling…
Sustainable “Plastics” Are on the Horizon

December 27, 2018

A new Tel Aviv University study describes a process to make bioplastic polymers that don’t require land or fresh water…
An Astounding Statistic of Waste Plastic

December 20, 2018

91 percent: the proportion of plastic waste that has never been recycled. That figure, determined by UC Santa Barbara marine…
Your old clothes could become construction materials for your house

December 4, 2018

Fashion is a horrible thing. One day you are cool wearing your flared-out jeans and the next one…
Combination 3D Printer will Recycle Plastic in Space

November 22, 2018

The first integrated 3D printer and recycler is part of the cargo that was launched to the International…
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